I woke up at 3 AM this morning. Why? Who knows, but Mike needed to get up at that time, so I stayed awake until he was able to get out the door for his day. I have made Collin an egg sandwich and gotten his vitamins down his throat, as well as the registration for his car at school so that he might drive himself. Can you say YEA! I can. That boy has band practice 3 to 4 days a week and I HATE driving to pick him up. Just sayin’ this could be a day of rejoicing for me, if they still have slots for him to park in–holding my breath until I know! Not really, I would pass out if I did that, he doesn’t get home until 3 something. Lots of three’s in this here paragraph. 😀
I thought I would have time to work out my goals and get them all written down before I headed to the gym. This was not to be. I will have to be satisfied with just a dab of a goal before submitting to the trainer nazi–for the first time in MANY WEEKS. I am going to hurt so bad tomorrow. I will using her name as a swear word I know for sure. It will be good to get my body moving again.
Goals that I know for this week:
- Eat well — Think Paleo-Atkins-Primal. If your curious about how these plans work — here are a few links to several of my friends:
- My Atkins buddy is Grumpy . –check him out for info on what he eats
- I have a few buddies that follow the primal plan right now with good success. David cruz2lose and Charles If I have forgotten anyone — please comment below so I can be sure to add your name to this list. If you are interested in the Primal food fair here is a link for Mark’s Daily Apple.
- Walk, move, and be active every day in some fashion.
- Record everything I eat–even thought I am not strictly counting calories, because I plan to eat if I am hungry.
- Get my body on a regular sleep schedule.
Think good wholesome real food. Good fats with little to no grain products. My diabetic body just doesn’t do well with grains. I have another buddy who isn’t really following a particular plan but is working out and I have to say he is Kickin’ Butt and takin’ names– Paul Bentley –he is worth a check out for sure.
My pain management plan is to gradually assent back to working out. Mostly moving is my goal. Lifting light weights to get my back into shape to keep the spasms down.
I don’t know how long I will be in this plan or if things will change. The goal right now is to get my health under control and manage the pain, without gaining weight. If I can’t manage the pain with exercise then I will be headed for Physical Therapy and probably more meds. If that happens well — be watching for me whining about being on full formula again. If I can’t workout we will suffer and get as much weight off as possible, as-quickly-as is humanly possible. While in limbo land.
In case you wondered, my race is canceled until next year. There isn’t much I can do about that with the neck injury and all. Just have to hang on and get well and lose weight so that next year will be a fun turn of events. I know this is but a series of long bumps in my road to complete success.
Where I am is a GREAT place to be. I have only dreamed of weighing so little for years, and now I have held this weight for 5 months. As much as I hate to admit it, this is a good thing. Mike pointed out to me this morning that this is a novel thing for me. I have had set back after set back, but my weight has remained stable–for me this is a NEW THING. Something must be working better in my body.
Think about it: I went on a vaca and gained 3.5 pounds over a three week period–not great but not bad either. Then I went away for the weekend, injured my neck and was in bed for a week and half, I have been on medications ever since the injury, went to my 30th reunion, two days later traveled back to Louisiana for a wedding and only gained a pound over that whole month. That really is amazing when you put all that together. I still don’t like that I haven’t lost, but dang that is still really, really GREAT!
Health is my number one goal. That is why I started trying to lose in-the-first-place. I have come much farther than I ever dreamed was truly possible when I started this journey. Thanks Mikey for helping me put things into perspective. That always helps with motivation to press forward and hang in there when life throws you curves. 🙂
I know I have been quite the grumpy woman and was starting to get back into the Angry woman a lot lately. Mike did help me see how far I have come and these pics show that as well. Life happens and we have to figure a way to roll with it, or drown from the pressure. I’m not into drowing — just sayin’ is all. heheh!
See y’all later. I gotta get ready to be tortured …. See y’all later ….S